Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies (Paleo + Vegan)

You’re only six ingredients away from these delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also Paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free and vegan.

You're only six ingredients away from these delicious Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also refined sugar free and vegan.Though I do have a crazy love for peanut butter that has been more than obvious over the years of writing this blog, I’ve more recently fallen in love with almond butter. It’s a little less smooth than most peanut butter is, but I love the texture it has, and the flavor offers something a bit different from peanut butter.

Almond butter has definitely been gaining in popularity, and it seems just about every big time peanut butter maker has been expanded into almond butter territory. Being the almond butter lover I am, I’m all about it. But! You can also totally make almond butter at home in the food processor and flavor it with whatever you want. One of my favorite ways to make it is this Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter.

You're only six ingredients away from these delicious Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also refined sugar free and vegan.I eat almond butter slathered on apples all the time – it’s my go-to snack, but recently I’ve branched out with my almond butter uses, and oh my goodness, these cookies are definitely a new favorite. And they’re only six ingredients!

These are some of the least fussy cookies ever. You literally just stir everything together. The hardest part is waiting 30 minutes for the dough to chill enough to make it not sticky. Trust me, those minutes are worth it to avoid sticky fingers and a sticky kitchen.You're only six ingredients away from these delicious Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also refined sugar free and vegan.The almond butter gets added after the cookies are baked which is a little a-typical for thumbprint cookies, but I love the way the almond butter melts into the nooks and crannies of the warm cookies and retains all its delicious texture and flavor that would be dulled down if the almond butter was baked with the cookies. It also ensures you don’t accidentally add too much filling and end up with almond butter all the cookie sheet. Not that that’s ever happened to me…

As a bonus, these cookies are pretty healthy and low-guilt. My treats being Paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan has almost become an after thought to a lot of my baking recently, because only the recipes that taste like they’re not Paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan make it on here. No one wants to bite into a cookie and think it tastes healthy. Otherwise they wouldn’t be eating cookies! So don’t worry, no one will be onto your healthy cookie ways.

You're only six ingredients away from these delicious Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also refined sugar free and vegan.These are the perfect quick lunchbox treat, holiday cookie platter addition, or small batch of cookies for when you just need something sweet. Of course, if you’re not an almond butter fan, swap out your favorite nut butter or jam or just put in some melted chocolate for an ultimate chocolate cookie. Enjoy!

You're only six ingredients away from these delicious Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies! This easy cookie recipe is also refined sugar free and vegan.

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies
 
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Serves: 12 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter or any other nut butter
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except for the nut butter and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours).
  2. Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Form 12 balls from the dough. Make an imprint in the center of each cookie with your thumb and leave the cookies unfilled.
  4. Bake for 11 minutes for until firm around the edges. Immediately fill each imprint with almond butter. Let cool. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. I couldn’t love this simple ingredient list more! I love thumbprint cookies, and filling them with almond butter? New favorite cookie alert! These sound delish!

  2. Those look perfect!! Love how easy they are too, and I’m sure they’re just delicious :)
    June @ How to Philosophize with Cake recently posted…Vegan oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip sconesMy Profile

  3. I can’t even believe that these little beauts are paleo! They look so soft and ultra-chewy and I love that almond butter filling! Gotta try these asap!
    Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven recently posted…Marinated Grilled Summer Veggies + SausageMy Profile

  4. Wow, these look incredible and how amazing that they are paleo?! Definitely giving this recipe a try soon!

  5. YES for six-ingredient vegan cookies! Delish :) Pinning!
    Medha (Whisk and Shout) recently posted…{Raw/GF/Vegan} Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches!My Profile

  6. I love how simple these are! The perfect allergy friendly treat!
    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel recently posted…No-Bake Turtle CookiesMy Profile

  7. I used to always prefer peanut butter, but I’ve started to really love almond butter over the past few years! I love that these cookies only require a few ingredients and they’re naturally sweetened. These look perfect!
    Danielle recently posted…Cream Cheese-Filled Zucchini MuffinsMy Profile

  8. These look fantastic! I’ve gotten into almond butter more recently and I love it. I like how you added the almond butter last…the way it melts looks so yummy.

  9. As much as I love peanut butter, I have a deep love for almond butter too! These cookies look fantastic!
    Ashley recently posted…Blueberry Mint Sparkling LemonadeMy Profile

  10. Such lovely cookies! xo
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  11. Thumbprint cookies are a favorite and remind me of the holidays (which I love!). I love your almond butter spin on these, wishing I had a couple in front of me right now!

  12. I love that you only post non-healthy tasting healthier recipes!!!
    These cookies are a great simple snack. Yummo!!

  13. I love almond butter too! I wish it was as cheap as PB, otherwise I’d be 100% almond butter lady :) These cookies look amazing! Love that you made them thumbprints with even more almond butter…yum!
    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron recently posted…S’mores Sundae Cookie CupsMy Profile

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